Alaska Native ICWA case considered a petition to watch
SCOTUSBlog has listed Hogan v. Kaltag Tribal Council as one of its U.S. Supreme Court petitions to watch.

In the case, Alaska questions whether federally recognized tribes can resolve Indian Child Welfare Act cases. Attorney General Dan Sullivan believes the state's court system takes precedence over tribal court judgments.

The petition is due to be considered at a closed-door conference this Friday. An announcement on whether the justices will hear the case is expected early next week.

SCOTUSBlog listed two trust cases, US v. Tohono O'odham Nation and Wolfchild v. US, as petitions to watch. The Supreme Court agreed to hear the Tohono O'odham case but declined the Wolfchild case.

Get the Story:
Petitions to Watch (SCOTUSBlog 4/20)

9th Circuit Decision:
Kaltag Tribal Council v. Jackson (August 28, 2009)

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